Black lives, drug addiction and the law

I find it difficult to listen to all of the outpouring of concern for the phenomenon of opiate drug addiction, with politicians expressing their desire to find help for these young people before they overdose, and to keep them from ...

Ignorance, bigotry: It is not just Donald Trump

Is Donald Trump proving himself to be the “Ben Carson” of the late stages of the Republican Party presidential primary? You remember Carson, right?

The historic Piney Woods School needs your help

Piney Woods is a boarding school for grades nine through 12

The time is always right to do right

March 31 was the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last Sunday sermon at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., in 1968 before his assassination four days later:

Obama and the elephant in the room

It’s been whispered for years so let’s deal with the elephant in the room: Many African Americans have privately complained that President Obama has catered to the needs of immigrants more than those of Blacks.

The terror attacks and people like us

Who are these people?

Edward Pinkney is isolated in Michigan prison

There is a particular evil, among others, going on in the state of Michigan.

Make election about economic justice for people of color

This year’s presidential primaries have highlighted the importance of people of color to the Democratic Party coalition. Hillary Clinton’s lead in the party’s nomination race comes almost entirely from her strength among African American and Latino voters. When people of ...

Rejecting the freedom to discriminate in a nation built on justice

“All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people, that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent ...

The moment we have waited for

Rev. C.T. Vivian, legendary civil rights leader, believes young people today are inheriting the world at a unique crossroads in history and that “this is the moment we have waited for.

After attacks on Brussels, more personal attacks on Obama

Not even President Obama would argue it was the best of timing.

Celebrating the contributions of women

Since 1981, America has recognized March as Women’s History Month. The month is a time to celebrate the successes of America’s women throughout our history and the courage and sacrifice of the bold women pioneers who broke down many barriers ...

Obama cares: Celebrating six years of the ACA

“Today, after almost a century of trying; today, after over a year of debate; today, after all the votes have been tallied – health insurance reform becomes law in the United States of America. Today. It is fitting that Congress ...

The GOP: Political correctness run amok

The two most dramatic political events of last week involving the Republican Party – Donald Trump’s election victories in the Super Tuesday Republican primaries, and GOP Senators re-stating their refusal to even consider President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court ...

When women lead, companies often prosper and America wins

Often I am interviewed and asked about successful women in the workplace and my views on being one of the few to break the glass ceiling in the technology sector. My response has always been that I never saw a ...